Banking & finance

Number of items in collection: 939

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Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone.

In-depth oral history interviews, recorded between 1987 and 2000, which explore changes in the corporate worlds of Britain’s banking and finance industries in the second half of the twentieth century. Interviews in this collection explore the inner world of Britain’s financial capital and include representatives from the Stock Exchange, the merchant and clearing banks, the commodities and future markets, law and accounting firms, financial regulators, insurance companies and Lloyd’s of London.

Oral history recordings provide valuable first-hand testimony of the past.  The views and opinions expressed in oral history interviews are those of the interviewees, who describe events from their own perspective.  The interviews are historical documents and their language, tone and content might in some cases reflect attitudes that could cause offence in today’s society.

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